Thu. Sep 28th, 2023

Novak Djokovic made it by to the US Open semi-finals for the thirteenth time in his profession after extinguishing the problem of American No 1 Taylor Fritz on Tuesday.

Djokovic handed Roger Federer by reaching a forty seventh Grand Slam semi-final and he additionally turned the primary man in ATP rankings historical past to file 250 profession wins over top-10 gamers as he eased to a 6-1 6-4 6-4 victory in opposition to Fritz on Arthur Ashe Stadium.

The ninth seed hit extra winners – 33 to Djokovic’s 25 – however he was merely floor down by the 36-year-old with a grand complete of 51 unforced errors telling its personal story.

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After beating Fritz, Djokovic led the group in a rendition of the Beastie Boys’ Struggle For Your Proper!

The 26-year-old Serbian additionally turns into the oldest semi-finalist at Flushing Meadows since Jimmy Connors (39) in 1991.

Djokovic mentioned: “It is anticipated that individuals are backing the house participant, there’s nothing incorrect with that. I just like the ambiance right here, I am nice with that and I thrive on that vitality.

“I have been enjoying on this courtroom for a few years, performed many epic matches, and I am wanting ahead to a different one in a number of days.

“It is an enormous alternative each time I step out on the courtroom and at my age I do not know what number of extra alternatives I will get.”

Djokovic, chasing a record-equalling twenty fourth Grand Slam title, will face one other American within the semi-finals with Frances Tiafoe in motion in opposition to fellow countryman Ben Shelton afterward Tuesday.

How Djokovic made the semi-finals…

With temperatures as soon as once more nudging in direction of 38 Celsius, Djokovic turned in a cool, medical effort, bettering his file in opposition to American opposition on the US Open to an ideal 12-0.

After easing by the primary two units, Fritz levelled the third set at 4-4 which solely prompted Djokovic to shoo a few of his personal supporters out of one of many govt suites.

However the Serb instantly hit again, the three-time winner then saving one other break level earlier than finishing the victory in two hours and 35 minutes to silence a partisan American crowd.

Fritz vs Djokovic: Story of the Tape

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Henman: How Djokovic broke down Fritz’s second serve

Sky Sports activities analyst Tim Henman seems to be at how Djokovic neutralised Fritz’s second serve and broke down his opponent to make it by to the semi-finals.

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Tim Henman analyses how Djokovic punished Fritz’s second serve to progress by to the semi-finals

High 5 factors

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Try Djokovic and Fritz’s prime photographs from their assembly

The US Open on Sky Sports activities: How and the place to observe

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Watch the US Open stay and unique on Sky Sports activities up till September 10. All courts shall be accessible to observe for the primary time

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Sky Sports activities’ new blended actuality studio options a number of custom-built LED screens, built-in gentle ‘sabres’, and an open cover roof, making the house alive with color and vitality to replicate the vibrancy of the final Grand Slam of the 12 months.

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